The museum was built in 1851 as the Traveler’s Rest Hotel, the Bernhard house has been welcoming visitors for over 150 years.  The museum is filled with artifacts and furnishings from a bygone era and will transports visitors to a simpler time. The Bernhard Museum also serves as home to the third grade Living History Program.

  • Hours Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Closed Holidays
  • Address 291 Auburn Folsom Boulevard, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Phone 530-889-6500
  • Website Bernhard Museum Complex
  • Best Feature Living History Program for Schools
  • Group Tours
  • Artifacts
  • School Programs

Located at the corner of Auburn Folsom Road and Fairgate Road.


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